Live Nation subsidiary Danish Venue Enterprise is to operate Copenhagen’s Royal Arena.
The 16,000-capacity arena, which opens in February with two shows by Metallica, is expected to attract a wide variety of cultural and sporting events and host in excess of 80 events annually.
Dan Hammer, CEO of Danish Venue Enterprise, said: “The completion of Royal Arena represents a significant development for Copenhagen. Finally, the Danish capital is ready to enter the major league of European cities that have large indoor arenas specifically designed for live entertainment. Artists, athletes and fans are in for a treat when Royal Arena opens in February 2017.”
Thomas Johansson, chairman international music at Live Nation, added: “We now have a state of the art venue in wonderful Copenhagen and we couldn’t be more pleased, it’s an exciting time for Denmark’s capital. Metallica will be the first act to grace the Royal Arena stage with four sold-out shows early next year, and what a way that will be to kick off this venue’s bright future."